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Get Your Kindle 2 Today

Thomas Whitley

The new Kindle 2 is ready to buy. The Kindle 2 is Amazon’s eBook reader. What’s the difference between the Kindle 1 and the Kindle 2?

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images

Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books

Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns

Read-to-Me: With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you

Large Selection: Over 230,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise

Head on over to Amazon now and preorder your Kindle 2 today (or you can click on the banner on the side of the screen.)

From the Touch

Thomas Whitley

I’m testing out the mobile posting from my iTouch. I likely will not use this as a main means of posting, but having the capability is very nice.

In other news, I head back to classes on Monday. I’m sure that much more about them will come soon.

Facebook's Site Browser

Thomas Whitley

According to the BBC, Facebook is releasing a system called Connect that ” lets Facebook members use their login credentials to access other websites.” Not only that, is “also gives feedback about what a Facebooker’s friends have been doing on those partner sites.”

Why would Facebook do this? The BBC hits the nail on the head: “to ensure that they do not become a place that members go but are the only place they have to go as they can use their login information to get at content anywhere else.”

Is this a good thing?

Facebook is hoping it will bring even more advertisers to their social networking site, but how will the users be affected? They seem to be promising that it will not share information without first getting permission from the users as they have been prone to do in the past.

Is this something you would use? Why or why not?

(The BBC article can be found here)